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Big Ditch Park

Silver City, NM
+1 575-538-5555
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Natural walk along river

A walk along what used to be main street before the big flood offered an escape from the business... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lexington, ky
Interesting former main street.

Used to be Main Street, until a number of gully-washers let residents know that you don't want to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rocky T
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Silver City, NM
+1 575-538-5555
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A walk along what used to be main street before the big flood offered an escape from the business and bustle of downtown. It is a walk along, now, the backs of buildings but is full of a variety of native plants and flowers. There...More

Thank chacochaos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used to be Main Street, until a number of gully-washers let residents know that you don't want to fool Mother Nature. They are doing a good job of turning it into a nice nature walk.

Thank Rocky T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, shady treasure. Upriver end a bit tacky and iffy, but main area through town is wonderful. A few picnic table would be great in that part.

Thank OldTownDan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We strolled through here yesterday morning. It's scenic, in it's own way and there is some very interesting and nice art on the walls fronting the old main street. However, there was a bit of litter down in the river/ditch and a few unsavory individuals...More

Thank Joan C
Reviewed 20 May 2017

It's unfortunate that this park is treated as a refuse depository. In the center of historic Silver City, it could be so much more. This park is a strong candidate for a volunteer program to pick up trash and removal of tree debris. The positive:...More

Thank Sherry P
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Right in the heart of downtown, this is a great spot. Nice little walking trails and a very peaceful environment to hang out in. Enjoyable and somewhat well maintained (on a Sunday there was a lot of trash but not so much on Thursday when...More

Thank Deanne A
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The park isn't large, but is well maintained. The walkway into Old Town Silver City provided good views and good access to places to eat.

Thank Glenda203
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Nice location for a relaxing stroll. Quiet and lots of bird life if you sit still. Nice to take a break from shopping.

Thank Charlie P
Reviewed 9 March 2017

cme up on this after we left the vistor center. Was a nice surpise to see how they had made use of the big ditch.

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We enjoyed learning the history behind the Big Ditch and how it formed. So we strolled along the access trails. Met a few homeless folks. Seemed gentle enough and we exchanged pleasantries. But, and a big BUT for the Big Ditch, if you're going to...More

Thank AlaskaMarion
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